Thursday, February 16, 2012

Illinois Launches LGBT Tourism Site

Illinois tourism officials have launched a website dedicated to promoting LGBT tourism in the state. The site lists resources available throughout the state as well as recommendations on the best places to eat, play, shop, and stay. Its clear the cash-strapped state is looking for its share of the gay dollar – the average LGBT person in the U.S. spends $1,974 a year on leisure travel.

1 comment:

  1. Hi - thanks for covering the US average leisure travel spend data from Out Now's LGBT2020 global study.

    We are releasing new data from 2012 soon, and are now researching this and many other metrics in more than 11 languages in over 20 countries across the world.

    It will be interesting to see how the new data compares with the figure above from last year's research. Thanks again.

    Ian Johnson, Founder & CEO, Out Now Global